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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Brunt, ppl. a. [Variant of Brint ppl. a. Cf. Bruntp.t. andp.p]

1. Burned; destroyed, hardened, etc., by fire. 1513 Doug. xi. xvii. 59.
Perkis gret with byrslyt endis and brunt
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1943.
Now, sweir be thy brunt schinis
1562-3 Winȝet I. 31/7.
I wyl not haue ȝour brunt sacrificeis
a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 407.
Brunt bairn with fyre the danger dreidis
1619 Thanes of Cawdor 248.
Ane roll of brunt wax
1646 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 62.
For repairing the brunt toun of Stanhavin
1680 Irvine Mun. II. 287.
Ane pyntt bruntt clearrett

b. Brunt Candilmes: see Brint ppl. a. 1535 Stewart 55112.
In the feist hecht Purificatioun Of oure Ladie … Brunt Candilmes quhilk callit is sensyne
16.. Reg. Panmure I. p. cxlvi.
This defaiet … wos the caws mowit the Englishe kinge to vndertak the jorney in Scotland quhilk wos callit the Brunt Candilmes, for he sparit nather holie nor prophane places, bot set al on fyre

c. Brunt money, money to assist in rebuilding burned property. 1671 Glasgow B. Rec. III. 158.
Four hundreth pundis Scots to be given to John Dainȝiell for his pairt of the brunt monye

2. Branded. 1575 Edinb. Test. III. 355.
xxx brunt lambes

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